Oswald Road Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. We require all staff, volunteers and visitors to share the commitment.
Click here to read our Safeguarding Policy.
Click here to read our new Terrorism Trip Policy.
Deborah Howard- Headteacher
Donna Wealleans- Assistant Headteacher (Pastoral/Safeguarding)
Lisa Cameron- Safeguarding and Pastoral Manager
Amanda Clifton- Learning Mentor
These members of staff have all received safeguarding designated person training so please feel free to approach them with any questions or concerns.
Oswald Road has been given the opportunity to take part in a new project that will run in partnership with Manchester Safeguarding Board and Greater Manchester Police.
Operation Encompass is a Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening.
The information is given in strict confidence to a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.
Operation Encompass is a Trauma Informed and Trauma Sensitive charity. We acknowledge and understand the impact of Domestic Abuse as an Adverse Childhood Experience.
Operation Encompass mitigates against the damaged caused by exposure to Domestic Abuse and other ACE’s.
You can find out more about Operation Encompass by clicking here.
Operation Encompass- Governors’ Commitment
EARLY HELP SERVICE
Oswald Road Primary School is offering an Early Help Service to all of our families.
The Early Help offer in Manchester provides help and support for families and children to promote well being, increase resilience and stability ensuring children are safe, healthy and aspiring to achieve.
If you would like to know more about this service please contact Lisa Cameron, Safeguarding and Pastoral Lead or Amanda Clifton, Learning Mentor on 0161 881 4266.
Click here for more information.
USEFUL LINKS AND DOCUMENTS
Early Help For Parents & Young People
Information and Support for Parents and Carers (including national and local agencies and organisations)
Young Person’s Guide to Keeping Children Safe
Local Authority Resources
Manchester Safeguarding Children’s Board
NSPCC- Signs, Symptoms, Effects of Domestic Abuse
NSPCC- Keeping Children Safe from Domestic Abuse
Respect Phone Line- advice for perpetrators of domestic violence
NSPCC- What to do if you are worried about a child
Mental Health & Wellbeing
Parent Guide to Children’s Wellbeing
50 Ways to Take a Break
Be Nice to Yourself
Sensory Safety Tool
Self Harm- NSPCC
Self-Harm- Young Minds
Headspace- an app that helps you practice mindfulness with your children
Tip sheet – Helping your child to be happy – Supporting wellbeing
Tip sheet – Getting support to help your child to be happy
Tip sheet – Self Esteem
Young person’s journey – Mental Health
Young Minds Crisis Messenger
How to get free mental health therapy or counselling
Information and resources specifically for anxiety in children:
Administration of Medicine
Medical Conditions Policy July 2015
Parental Consent For School Staff To Administer Medicine
Procedure For Contacting Emergency Services
School Medical Information Form
Behaviour Management Plan
Healthy Sexual Behaviour
NSPCC’s Positive Parenting- a guide to discipline and setting boundaries for your child
Topical Safeguarding Issues
GMP’S Operation Treacle Campaign – Safe4Autumn
Stranger Danger- a guide for parents
NSPCC- Is your child ready to go out on their own?
Hate Crimes- list of 3rd Party Reporting Centres in South Manchester
Blue whale challenge 7 min briefing
Is my child ready to be left home alone?
The ‘Prevent’ Strategy- a guide for parents
Protecting Children from Extremism- a guide for parents/carers
e-Safety and Gaming
Parent/Carer Acceptable Use Policy
Parent e-Safety Guide
Safeguarding and Media Devices (full version)
Instagram Parents Guide
Whatsapp Parents Guide
YouTube Parents Guide
e-Safety- Parental Controls
ChildNet: Supporting Young People Online
ChildNet: Family Agreement Template
ChildNet: Family Agreement Advice
UK Safer Internet Centre: Resources for Parents
How to keep your kids safe on YouTube in a few easy steps
NSPCC- Online Safety
Net Aware- guide to different social media channels
Minecraft: A Parent’s Guide
E Safety Presentation (from parent workshop on 12/10/17)
A Parent’s Guide to being Share Aware
Supporting Children at Times of Crisis
The effects of trauma- information for young people
Critical Incident Information for Parents
Social Services– 0161 234 5001
Manchester Mental Health Trust– 0161 882 1000
Manchester City Council Emergency Housing (out of hours)- 0161 234 5001
Manchester Move for Advice on your Housing Options and for Emergency Accommodation (women only)- 0333 900 9032
42nd Street (Mental Health Service for Young People)- 0161 228 1888
Mustard Tree (support for those who are in need of food parcels and other items)- 0161 228 3721
Wood Street Mission (helping families living in poverty with everyday items)- 0161 834 3140
Boaz Trust (service for destitute asylum seekers)- 0161 202 1056
Refugee Action– 01610441 4100
Female Genital Mutilation (provide a trans-cultural theraputic service to women who have undergone FGM)- 01706 868 993
Karma Nirvana (support to victims and survivors of forced marriage and honour based abuse)- 0800 5999 247-
Self injury Support: selfinjurysupport.org.uk
Helpline: 0808 800 8088 (Tue & Wed 7-10pm, Thur 3-6pm & 7-10pm) Text: 0780 047 2908 (Sun – Fri 7-9pm)
“A Day in the Life of…”
….Lisa Cameron- Family and Children’s Support Coordinator
I started working at the School in June 2016 and I work collaboratively with families and staff in order to support pupil wellbeing. I am responsible for working in partnership with the police, social services and other partnership agencies in order to assist families who are in need.
My days so far at Oswald Road have been challenging but also rewarding at the same time. I love being part of the school community, and the children are adorable.
Below is a typical example of a day in my diary at Oswald Road.
Monday 27th June 2017
08.00am – Arrive at Oswald Road to start my day
09.15am – Meeting with the staff from Owl Club. Owl Club provides morning and after school care for children. On this day, I met with Sam and the team to introduce myself, and we exchanged information about children in their care.
11.00am – Early Help Assessment. An Early help Assessment is a meeting where I meet with families to help identify needs of children/families and make a plan to meet those needs. The purpose of the assessment is to provide a coordinated response so all agencies concerned can support the families in the best way possible.
1.00pm- Child in Need meeting with social services and other partnership agencies. Child in Need planning meetings have been introduced so that children, young people, families and those professionals working with families are clear about their responsibilities within the Children in Need plan, the role of the allocated social worker, timescales of the interventions and expected outcomes.
2.45pm- Circle of Friends. Circle of friends is a provision that I deliver to four pupils on a weekly basis to establish the understanding and acceptance of differences and building genuine friendships.
4.00pm- End of the day